The White House announced that US President Joe Biden has decided to extend for another year sanctions against Syria, known as the “Caesar Act”.
The White House said in a statement today, Monday, that “the actions of the Syrian regime pose a threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States. That is why the state of emergency was declared on May 11, 2004, and the measures taken” must be valid after May 11, 2023.
The statement said Biden said: “Therefore, I am extending the declared state of emergency for a year amid the actions of the Syrian government.”
The US administration said that the Syrian leadership allowed “violence and violation of human rights.”
The White House added that the United States is calling on the Syrian authorities and their supporters to “stop the brutal war against their people, secure a nationwide ceasefire, ensure the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid to all Syrians in need, and discuss the issue of political settlement in Syria.”